The CircPro project partners have identified a number of good practices (GPs) from the partnership regions that could boost implementation of the circular procurement (CP). The CircPro collection of GPs contains both operating models/policy framework and support measures facilitating CP in the regions and examples of actual circular purchases of goods and services.
Ten GPs have already been published on the CircPro website and are briefly described below:
1. Procurement Specialist Services & Change Agent for Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement
Procurement Specialist in the city of Kouvola in Finland offers free of charge consultation on procurement process and takes part in development of city’s strategic management of procurements.
2. Catalog of recycled aggregates of the Junta de Andalucía
The Public Works Agency of Andalusia in Spain has published a catalog of recycled aggregates, in compliance with the guidelines on environmental efficiency.
3. Vending machines: a participative and eco-innovative tender process design
The practice relates to the delivery of vending concession services of food and drink for students and staff (around 70,000 people) for the University of Turin in Italy.
4. Circular model of street lighting procurement
Implementation of a circular model of public procurement for improved energy-efficiency and life-cycle management of municipal road lighting in the Municipality of Alexandroupolis in Greece.
5. FECA - Fórum da Economia Circular do Alentejo (Alentejo Circular Economy Forum)
FECA´s objective is to reflect, share, discuss and outline the main circular economy intervention pillars, contribute to the promotion and to encourage the transition to circular economy in Alentejo in Portugal.
6. Boosting the construction and demolition recycling market
Measures to boost the recycling market in Bulgarian legislation through integrating construction and demolition recycled materials in construction
7. Pre-Commercial Procurement of Nano Bitumen
Pre-commercial procurement in Lithuania aims to ensure circular economy principles in road construction by creating bitumen with extended lifetime and better durability.
8. Green criteria in an electronic Procurement Register
Electronic platform for public procurement in Estonia that includes the built-in green public procurement (GPP) criteria for easy GPP implementation
9. Designing implementation plan for local strategies and policy instruments in circular procurement
Municipal / Regional plans for circular procurement should have effective structure and seamless design to other plans related to sustainability, climate, environment and energy. An example from Elverum Municipality in Norway.
10. Strategy for use of wood / renewable materials in buildings
Buildings in steel/concrete have a high climate footprint due to energy-intensive production/transport. Hence, there is a need for strategy/handbook for sustainable construction. An example from Elverum Municipality in Norway.
While some GPs are yet in the middle of the evaluation process, six GPs from the list have already been recognised by thematic experts of the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform as potential sources of inspiration and learning for European policymakers and have been published in the Policy Learning Platform database.
Visit the section “Good practices” on the CircPro website to find out more on our GPs and follow the updates as more GPs are coming!